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Argentine Pombero 'Attack Victim' In Mental Ward

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 10:05:45 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 10:00:08 -0500
Subject: Argentine Pombero 'Attack Victim' In Mental Ward

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
February 25, 2004

SOURCE: El Norte Digital (Chaco, Argentina)
DATE: 02.25.04


The woman who claimed to have been assaulted by the dwarfish
entity known as the Pombero, was a patient in the 4 de Junio
Hospital's Psychiatric Ward from early morning on Friday to
Monday morning. During this time, physicians were unable to
complete the evaluation of her mental condition, but they
believe that she suffered hallucinations common to an hysteric

However, there are doubts about who inflicted the blows to her
face, leading experts to believe that it could all be a case of
doemstic violence, and the possibility that doctors may ask law
enforcement to investigate the case, has not been ruled out. It
is worth noting that Mercedes Liliana Nievas [NOTE--this is the
third name given to the victim, the other two being "Lili
Mederos" and "Liliana Nieves" - SC] caused a stir in Barrio
Santa Teresita when she claimed having been attacked by a short,
black, animal faced entity that beat her. Earlier, both the
young woman's family and some neighbors reported that the roofs
of their homes had been pelted with shards of brick.

When the police intervened, the woman was taken to Ward 8,
victim of a nervous attack that caused hospital personnel to
bind her hands and feet and administer powerful sedatives. "She
left the hospital on Monday, because her family took her away. In
other words, she wasn't released by physicians, because we
advised her to stay longer in order to complete our findings,"
Dr. Ramiro Islas, head of the psychiatric unit, told NORTE.

"The evaluation was not completed, but all indications point to
a hysteric attack. There are several types of hysteria, and hers
was of the dissociative type, meaning that there is
confabulation on her part," noted the physician.

Dr. Islas interviewed the patient on two different occasions,
and says that she gave different versions each time. "The first
time she said she'd fallen in the bathroom, but I didn't believe
her because the injuries on her face seemed to be the product of
a blow more than a fall. The second time she said it was a

According to the psychiatrist, hallucinations of this sort are
very common in hysteria cases "but what is not common is that
the confabulation should involve a popular imaginary character
such as the Pombero."

Finally, Islas believed that the hysteria attack could be the
result "of a conflict that sometimes involves family, finances
or critical situations which lead to the nervous breakdown."
Consequently, there is the suspicion that domestic violence
could be involved.

Translation (C) 2004 Scott Corrales
Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)
Special thanks to Gloria Coluchi

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